About Farm City Reading Circle
On February 22, 2011, Farm City Reading Circle kicked off the Chautauqua Assemblies at 61 Local with a discussion of Grow the Good Life: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise by Michele Owens (Rodale 2011).
Kerry Trueman met Michele at the NOFA-NY conference and found out that her book was coming out on February 15, 2011. Timely! Thanks for Kerry’s inquiries and the generosity of Rodale Press, the club was able to get advance copies. And then, we contacted Michele Owens who agreed to join our discussion. That was a pretty exciting way to start the Reading Circle. All told, we had about fifteen people huddled around one of the long tables in the bar.
The discussion was lively and thoughtful. We highly recommend Owen’s book. We agree with Rodale’s assessment: A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the author’s garden.